1950 ORIGINAL MANSUCRIPT DIARY HANDWRITTEN BY A NICE ALL AMERICAN 'GIRL NEXT DOOR' WHO SADLY HAS SUFFERED FROM THE SCOURGE OF THE ERA - POLIO AND WHO WRITES OF HER CONTINUING ILLS AND HER REMARKABLE RECOVERY

By: PEGGY MILLER

Price: $2,655.99

Quantity: 1 available

Book Condition: Good+


On offer is a super, original manuscript relic of the post World War II era of polio victims being the 1950 hardcover handwritten diary of an unidentified teenage girl from Ogden, Utah who was stricken with Bulbar Polio in 1949 and had spent time in an Iron Lung for two weeks. A Dr. C. H. Jensen did a tracheotomy because she still couldn't breathe. A very full, largish diary book contains an enormous store of narrative as she rarely misses a day and shares intimately with her diary: She writes everyday of her life, circumstances, of feeling ill/tired, yet she manages to help her Mother with housework, cooks, bakes, babysits, and eventually goes back to school. She gets lots of penicillin shots and attended physical therapy. Recovering she becomes an accomplished horseback rider and has her own horse named "Sundance", sees lots of movies, mentions her first time riding in a taxi, of shaving her legs, of her first date with a boy named David Hansen, of going to the White City Ballroom...She has many brothers and sisters, which she has listed all family members & their birthdays in the back of the diary...They are the Millers, and they had a farm, as she mentions having cows, bulls, rabbits, etc...and riding on a tractor....and how they have to tend animals...Her brothers got hurt physically by getting cut on the farm fence, of being kicked by horses, breaking wrists falling on ice, etc...The brothers do rodeos and were members of the Junior Posse...One brother, Waldo "banged up front end of car"....They all attended the "Eight Stake Dance Festival"....Took a trip to Yellowstone National Park July 1-3 in 1950......Her brother, Elias dressed as a girl on Halloween and she did his make-up....Her brothers, Elias & Lynn took Cello lessons( she wished she could take piano)...Her Dad bought her cowgirl boots. They made popcorn balls for Christmas...She appears to have gone to a school named " Mound Fort " and speaks of Mound Fort beating other teams in Football...Of how the Yankees won the World Series on Oct 7th...She got a ride in a '49 Ford, she likes Chevys better......Her mother attends the " Relief Society "...Her brother, Ariel works at the Iron Works does taxes...Her parents go out alot and had attended a "Daughters' of Utah Pioneers" dance......She makes "divinity" & ice cream with her Dad, pudding, breads, etc., and she can sew....Ariel had a telescope, a viewmaster, and she listens to her brother's radio....She made a list of what she had received on Christmas in 1949, and on Christmas of 1950.......Her brother, Rollo got drafted....Visited Weber Canyon...Went to Primary Festival at Lorin Farr Park... Mentions her mother, Rollo & she grounded up sausage & lard after a pig had been brought to market...Went to Lagoon Amusement Park...Her father & brother Ariel welded hot water tanks for a flume on farm....Her mother & Father's 29th wedding anniversary was 3/23/1950.....Does "beehive" work...Makes ceramics/paints...One of her brothers was out with a girl, didn't get home until 5:00 AM.....Learned how to drive a car....This young girl sometimes speaks in a sarcastic tone....Very in-depth look into a large farming family's life, and a young girl that seemed to have many people who cared for her, and made sure she was kept busy/happy...This diary has an entry for each day from January 3, 1950 ( Jan. 1&2 were torn out) to December 31, 1950..It measures 5 1/2" x 8 1/4."

Title: 1950 ORIGINAL MANSUCRIPT DIARY HANDWRITTEN BY A NICE ALL AMERICAN 'GIRL NEXT DOOR' WHO SADLY HAS SUFFERED FROM THE SCOURGE OF THE ERA - POLIO AND WHO WRITES OF HER CONTINUING ILLS AND HER REMARKABLE RECOVERY

Author Name: PEGGY MILLER

Categories: Books and Manuscripts General Overview, 20th Century Diary, 20th Century Manuscript,

Publisher: OGDEN UTAH UT, 1950

Book Condition: Good+

Type: Manuscript

Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall

Seller ID: 0001995

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